Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun relaxation

7 senses of relaxation

Sense 1

relaxation -- ((physiology) the gradual lengthening of inactive muscle or muscle fibers)

=> increase, increment, growth -- (a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population")

Sense 2

relaxation, relaxation behavior -- ((physics) the exponential return of a system to equilibrium after a disturbance)

=> exponential decay, exponential return -- (a decrease that follows an exponential function)

Sense 3

easiness, relaxation -- (a feeling of refreshing tranquility and an absence of tension or worry; "the easiness we feel when sleeping")

=> tranquillity, tranquility, quietness, quietude -- (a state of peace and quiet)

Sense 4

relaxation, loosening, slackening -- (an occurrence of control or strength weakening; "the relaxation of requirements"; "the loosening of his grip"; "the slackening of the wind")

=> weakening -- (becoming weaker)

Sense 5

rest, ease, repose, relaxation -- (freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility); "took his repose by the swimming pool")

=> inactivity -- (being inactive; being less active)

Sense 6

relaxation, relaxation method -- (a method of solving simultaneous equations by guessing a solution and then reducing the errors that result by successive approximations until all the errors are less than some specified amount)

=> mathematical process, mathematical operation, operation -- ((mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods; "the problems at the end of the chapter demonstrated the mathematical processes involved in the derivation"; "they were learning the basic operations of arithmetic")

Sense 7

liberalization, liberalisation, relaxation -- (the act of making less strict)

=> easing, easement, alleviation, relief -- (the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance); "he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain")